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UrKidsWillPay - REBEL MEDIA: Everybody\'s doing it - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
But the implications aren't just for Chancelors of Universities. This would have to legally apply to every government job which would certainly impact applications and it will also surely result in some hires being second guessed and place a cloud over the incoming person selected. The public is not going to be privy to the reasons candidates are not selected and yet eventually some candidate…
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Please don't tell me you are using the winter storm names like the Weather Channel. That's just silly. Especially when its a peanuts characters name.
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Biden says more stupid stuff then ANY other person alive. Yet everyone shrugs it off as "Joe being Joe". He's so stupid it is expected. he is the "Funny Uncle" that says and does stupid things and it is OK becuase it is expected. They call them Bidenisms, Google it
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And besides - Obama is a baller. What does McCain to stay fit? Matlock marathon?
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But don't let a little snow stop your Super Bowl plans!

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1 day, 11 hours ago

The stark cliffs of the Zagros Mountains on the Iran-Iraq border, and the dusty hills and plains that lie between those mountains and the city of Mosul, might seem an unlikely location for paradise. Yet Christians living here in past centuries believed that a local river called the Great Zab had on
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1 day, 12 hours ago

Today the Obama Administration announced a $215 million “precision medicine” initiative. It has a handful of objectives based on an underlying goal: to facilitate the pooling of health data in order to better tailor treatments to individual patients. In the administration’s
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1 day, 12 hours ago

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1 day, 12 hours ago

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1 day, 14 hours ago

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2 days, 15 hours ago

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2 days, 16 hours ago

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The New Republic's Legacy on Race

2 days, 17 hours ago

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2 days, 17 hours ago

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3 days, 10 hours ago

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3 days, 11 hours ago

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3 days, 12 hours ago

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3 days, 13 hours ago

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3 days, 15 hours ago

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3 days, 16 hours ago

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3 days, 17 hours ago

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3 days, 19 hours ago

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3 days, 20 hours ago

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3 days, 21 hours ago

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4 days, 13 hours ago

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4 days, 13 hours ago

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4 days, 13 hours ago

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4 days, 14 hours ago

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4 days, 15 hours ago

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Racism Hurts Your Health—and Your Children's, Too

4 days, 18 hours ago

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5 days, 8 hours ago

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Is American Judaism Ready for Interfaith Rabbis?

5 days, 9 hours ago

By his sophomore year at Brown University, Lex Rofes knew he wanted to pursue a career in Judaism. Whether as a rabbi or a teacher, he was committed to working in the service of American Jewry.So when a recruiter from a rabbinical college came to speak in his junior year, Rofes made sure he was in a
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5 days, 11 hours ago

This weekend, President Barack Obama proposed that Congress designate 12.3 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a wilderness area. The move not only protects a habitat that’s home to p
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Obama's Housing Plan Ignores Why the Middle-Class Can't Afford Homes

5 days, 12 hours ago

President Barack Obama, in his annual address to the country last week, stressed the importance of keeping “the dream of homeownership alive for future generations of Americans.” One of the main ways he plans to do that in
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Underspending, Not Debt, Is Holding the Country Back

5 days, 13 hours ago

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office released its newest update for its budget and economic projections. Journalists and policymakers immediately honed in on the deficit as the most important part
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Obama Is Leaving India Without a Landmark Climate Deal

5 days, 14 hours ago

President Barack Obama’s landmark climate change deal with China last November raised hopes that India—the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas polluter—might commit to a similar deal. At th
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Republicans' Tax Plan Fails Families. So Does Obama's.

5 days, 16 hours ago

The mythology surrounding President Barack Obama’s alleged disdain for stay-at-home mothers began in October of last year, when he suggested that mothers shouldn’t be doomed to a life of low wages due to spending a few years out of the labor force to raise young children,
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How Much Money Do You Have to Make to Be in the Top 1% in Your State?

5 days, 18 hours ago

The Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C., published a new report Monday that looked at the trends in inequality over the past 95 years. The authors, Estelle Sommelier and Mark Pr
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The Conservative Plan to Repeal Obamacare Is Insanely Immoral

5 days, 18 hours ago

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5 days, 18 hours ago

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6 days, 5 hours ago

As had been widely predicted, the left-wing coalition Syriza has secured a victory in the Greek election. Polls and early results suggest it will take 149 seats in parliament—just two short of an absolute majority.Throughout the short campaign, it appeared the relative newcomer to Greek politics,
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The Real Drama of 'Girls' Has Never Been About Hannah

6 days, 8 hours ago

How long can the characters in HBO’s "Girls" last before they outstay the public’s welcome? Since its premiere in 2012, the show has been a lightning rod for controversy, cultural debate, and critical attention ranging from fawning to excoriation. Now in its fourth season, "Girls" seems to beg o
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President Obama, Cut Dirty Nuclear Power From Your Climate-Change Talks

6 days, 10 hours ago

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Europe Is Not Waging a "Currency War" Against the U.S.

1 week, 1 day ago

On Thursday, Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, announced a long-awaited plan to buy the bonds of companies and Eurozone countries to help boost the economy. Stocks inched upwards on the news and
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Sports Illustrated Fired All of Its Photographers. Does It Matter?

1 week, 1 day ago

Sports Illustrated, one of the world's top purveyors of the still image over the past six decades, has announced it will no longer employ staff photographers. That staff has waxed and waned over the years—and has been at zero previously, even in the magazine's heyday—but it was down to
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Everyone in Europe Is Watching Greece's Election on Sunday. Here's Why.

1 week, 1 day ago

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1 week, 1 day ago

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Republicans Know Their Obamacare Case Is Bogus. Here's the Proof.

1 week, 1 day ago

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Take Back the Party

1 week, 1 day ago

At a glance, Princeton University seems like a welcoming place to be a female undergraduate. In 2007, the year I matriculated, Princeton boasted a record-breaking female enrollment (41 percent) in its School of Engineering. Shirley Tilghman reigned as Princeton’s first female president and the sec
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1 week, 2 days ago

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1 week, 2 days ago

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1 week, 2 days ago

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1 week, 2 days ago

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1 week, 2 days ago

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Republicans Have Found a New Way to Attack the Obama Economy. Americans Won't Buy It.

1 week, 2 days ago

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What Gandhi Understood About Inflammatory Depictions of Muhammad

1 week, 3 days ago

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Republican Senators Finally Admit That Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

1 week, 3 days ago

The Senate considered three non-binding resolutions on Wednesday about whether they accept that climate change is real. One amendment from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat,
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A Little Girl Died Because Canada Chose Cultural Sensitivity Over Western Medicine

1 week, 3 days ago

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The Leader of Germany's Anti-Muslim Movement Dressed Up Like Hitler and Took a Photo

1 week, 3 days ago

On Wednesday, the leader of Germany’s growing anti-Islamization movement resigned after a photo of him styled as Adolf Hitler went viral. Lutz Bachmann, co-founder of PEGIDA, posted a picture on Facebook of himself at the barber’s, complete with Hitler’s hairstyle and mustache, along with the
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Democrats Are Trolling Republicans So Hard on Climate Change

1 week, 3 days ago

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The Islamic State Has Sleeper Cells Throughout Turkey. Does Erdogan Care?

1 week, 3 days ago

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is famously ambivalent about the threat of the Islamic State (IS). Last fall, he equated the terrorist organization, which has killed tens of thousands, with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which no longer participates in armed rebellion against the Turki
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Conservatives Are Pouting That Obama Ignored the Meaningless Midterm Results

1 week, 3 days ago

The day after Democrats lost the Senate, and handed the Republican Party its largest House majority in nearly a century, President Barack Obama stood at a podium in the East Room of the White House and radiated something just short of defiance.Nonplussed conservatives weren’t sure whether to be an
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Joni Ernst's State of the Union Response Was an Awkward Reminder That the GOP Is Broken

1 week, 4 days ago

The substance of freshman Senator Joni Ernst’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union was as dull as her stilted delivery. Ernst promised to “change the direction”
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Mitch McConnell's "No Compromise" Strategy Is Finally Failing

1 week, 4 days ago

In his seventh State of the Union on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama touted the low unemployment rate, low gas prices, increase in clean energy production,
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The Two Problems With Obama's Maternity Leave Shout-out

1 week, 4 days ago

Tonight President Obama briefly brought up the need for “paid maternity leave,” a move that wasn’t a surprise to anyone who saw his announcement last Thursday that federal employees would receive
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President Obama Mentioned the Keystone Pipeline for the First Time in Six States of the Union

1 week, 4 days ago

President Obama made a quick reference to the Keystone XL pipeline in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night—the first time the six-year-old debate merited a mention in his annual address. Environmentalists are cheering it, but Obama actually never framed Keystone as an environmental issue. H
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Obama Is Finally Having the Reagan Moment He Dreamed About for Years

1 week, 4 days ago

These are lines President Barack Obama hoped to deliver years ago."The verdict is clear," he said in Tuesday night's State of the Union address. "Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way. We can’
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Why Didn't Obama Take More Credit for Low Gas Prices?

1 week, 4 days ago

You could hardly blame President Barack Obama if, in his penultimate State of the Union, he took credit for gas prices dropping below $2.00. After all, it’s perhaps the main reason his poll numbers are climbing back toward 50 percent
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Obama Left a Critical Group Out of His Free Education Plan

1 week, 4 days ago

In his State of the Union "spoilers" tour, President Barack Obama announced a plan to make two years of community college free for students who maintain a 2.5
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Obama Will Probably Undermine His Own Climate Initiative in Tonight's State of the Union

1 week, 4 days ago

President Barack Obama is sure to mention climate change and clean energy in Tuesday night's State of the Union. If his past three SOTU speeches are any indication, he'll specifically cite the domestic oil and gas boom and credit natural gas as a clean fuel that cuts American pollution.He should ret
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Obama's State of the Union Is Filled With Sensible Bipartisan Tax Ideas. Obviously, Conservatives Will Hate It.

1 week, 4 days ago

In the State of the Union Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will propose a new tax plan that will raise taxes on the rich and use the money to fund his fre
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How Obama Can Keep His Audience Awake Tonight: Go Negative

1 week, 4 days ago

President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight is expected to draw about 30 million TV viewers. Last year, about 33 million tuned in—a record-low reflecting either changes
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France Should Stop Treating Jews as an Idea Rather Than as People

1 week, 4 days ago

“France without Jews is not France.” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’s words in response to the recent terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris have become the
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What Obama Should Say in His State of the Union But Probably Won't

1 week, 5 days ago

In recognition of the fact that the State of the Union address, as typically imagined and delivered, is a historical anachronism, President Obama has been going around the country spoiling his own speech. Two hundred years later, it’s pretty easy for the president to occasionally apprise Congress
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"It Was the Highlight of My Time at Duke as a Muslim"

1 week, 5 days ago

Duke Chapel, the geographical and religious center of the campus in Durham, North Carolina, towered above a crowd of nearly five hundred students, faculty, and local residents huddled below it on a brisk, sunny Friday afternoon. An unfamiliar melody emanated from the steps of the chapel, its meek vo
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Eric Holder's Asset Forfeiture Decision Won't Stop the Widespread Abuse of Police Power

1 week, 5 days ago

On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the end to most federal “adoption” of assets taken by state and local authorities by civil forfeiture. The federal Equitable Sharin
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What Today's Civil Rights Protesters Could Learn From Josephine Baker's Iconoclasm

1 week, 5 days ago

On Monday, many of us will remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., by listening to his iconic speech from late August of 1963. And, pointing to slow curtailment of voting rights and to the growing list of young black men killed lately by police, we will invoke the enduring significance of th
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1 week, 6 days ago

Academics have long known that many state occupational licensing standards are onerous. To become a barber in Nevada, for instance, you will have to pass four examinations, pay a $140 fee and spend nearly
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Red States Are Reinventing Medicaid to Make It More Expensive and Bureaucratic

1 week, 6 days ago

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion in 2014, 23 states have refused the federal money to offer health insurance to their low-income residents, depriving almost 4 million people of coverage. Slowly, some of the holdout red states are finding a way to say yes, bu
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Even Vladimir Putin's Authoritarian Allies Are Fed Up With Russia's Crumbling Economy

1 week, 6 days ago

To get a sense of why the world this month welcomed the Eurasian Economic Union with such resounding silence, look back to late August. As his country began its ongoing march into economic crumble, Russian President Vladimir Putin fielded a question at
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Irving Howe Turned Tardiness Into an Intellectual Stance

2 weeks ago

Writing in the crisis-riddled summer of 1969, Irving Howe observed of his generation: “One shorthand way of describing [our] situation … is to say that [we] came late.” Late to modernism, which had climaxed with Eliot, Joyce, and Woolf in the 1920s.  Late to Marxism, which had peaked
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China's Educational Success Is Taking a Toll on Students

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Compare Amy Chua, the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, to Liu Weihua and Zhang Xinwu and she comes out looking like a pussy cat. Well before Amy was making her daughters practice their instruments four hours a day, Liu and Zhang were credited with turning their daughter Yiting in
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There's a Model for How France Should Treat Its Muslims. It's How France Treats Its Jews.

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In the aftermath of the gruesome murder of the twelve journalists at Charlie Hebdo’s Paris headquarters last week, an uncomfortable irony has emerged: At the same time that 40 world leaders and more than 1.6 million people descended on the French capital to affirm emphatically and triumph
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I'm a Man Who Wanted to Be a Woman—But I Never Knew How to Listen to Them

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“We think back through our mothers,” said Woolf, “if we are women.” Men, perhaps, do not. Not as much. I know I didn’t.It wasn’t until the early months of 2014 that I vividly saw my mother, Liz Brooker, as a person with a life entirely independent from mine and crucially, far longer and
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It’s Time to Debunk the Churchill Myth

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Anyone sentient at the time remembers how the nation stopped at the news of Sir Winston Churchill’s death, and engaged in an act of homage to the man who had led the salvation of Britain from Hitler and the Nazis. In many ways the act of homage has never ended, and there are, indeed, perfectly go
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John Roberts May Finally Be Ready to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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With the Supreme Court’s decision today to review cases out of Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky, the Justices have finally agreed to hear challenges to state laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying. Given the Court’s reasoning in 2013 when it struck down a federal law defining mar
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No, The Decline in Marriage Did Not Increase Inequality

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In a “letter from the editor” last week, The New York Times' David Leonhardt claimed that liberals overlook evidence that
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